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In the past two years, half a dozen chemical disasters have ripped apart Texas neighborhoods, sent dozens of people to the hospital and killed unsuspecting bystanders as well as workers. Texas Public Radio and Houston Public Media spent the better part of 2020 investigating these events to answer the question: why do so many chemical disasters keep happening in Texas, and what—if anything—is being done to prevent more?
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Posted on · "The Astros Edge: Triumph and Scandal in Major League Baseball," which will premiere Oct. 3 on PBS, chronicles the team's rise to prominence as well as its sign-stealing scheme.
Posted on · “Previously the onus was on the property owner and now the city is taking back that responsibility,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner.
Posted on · Students applying to partnered universities will see the same language in each financial aid package to more easily compare the out-of-pocket cost of college.
Posted on · The 5-year contract will allow METRO to create its own bike share system, as the city’s current vendor, BCycle, struggles with financial difficulties.
Posted on · Murphy, who was convicted of the 2000 carjacking and murder of an elderly woman, is one of at least two Jewish individuals on Texas’ death row.
Posted on · Houston Hillel said the decision alienates queer Jewish students.
Posted on · After a compromise was reached among city planners, residents and developers, Houston's elected officials approved a series of building code changes that will reduce frontloading driveways and promote more affordable housing options.
Posted on · Almost a year after rapper, Takeoff, of the music trio Migos, was shot and killed, Quavo, his band mate and uncle, travels to Washington, D.C. to discuss gun violence prevention.
Posted on · The developer behind Two Step Farm shares his vision - and who he thinks might want to live there.
Posted on · Messi was not on Inter Miami's active roster for the match because of a leg issue, marking his fourth absence in a span of his last five games combined for club and country.
Posted on · At least 800 youth this year have spent at least one night in a hotel room, classified as a child without placement. The state now says it will investigate allegations that staff were reaping rewards from the hotels those youth were staying in.
Posted on · On Thursday's show: Lawyer, educator, and author Anita Hill talks about her life's work of fighting against sexual harassment and violence ahead of a visit to the University of Houston next week.
Posted on · If convicted, each could face up to 20 years in jail for their involvement.
Posted on · This year’s theme was “A Lasting Legacy” where Turner highlighted his accomplishments and what his legacy will be once he leaves office.
Posted on · Rumors emerged Tuesday that HISD has plans to merge Project Chrysalis with Navarro Middle School and move De Zavala Elementary School students into Cage Elementary next week, which the district denies.
Posted on · An investigation by Houston Public Media found that bus shelters inconsistently provided protection against the heat during some of the hottest months of the summer.
Posted on · The decision to help the sputtering BCycle program comes as METRO, the Houston region's transit provider, considers creating its own bike-sharing operation.
Posted on · The extended hours are one of many ways the shelter is facing overcrowding issues.
Posted on · Former TGI Friday's CEO (and Houstonian) Ray Blanchette says it was 'terrifying' to face the reality of what COVID meant for business.
Posted on · Most recently there was concern after self-driving cars caused a backup on Montrose Boulevard Tuesday evening triggered by a malfunctioning traffic light.